The origins of some great symbols are unknown or very obscure within the creeds and superstitions of ancient beliefs. The great Chinese tradition has bequeathed us many mythical beings with a particular emphasis on the dragon. And, as well, the mysterious and mystic symbol which is represented by the Yin Yang picture.

These symbols apper universally in Chinese alchemy which can be traced down to a very remote antiquity and were later absorbed and incorporated into Taoist doctrines.

Little if anything is known about the dragon's and Yin Yang origin possibly because they were born in the vessels of China's primeval artists, indeed long before being incorporated into alchemy and Taoism - not only - they might have been their inspiring source.

What about the origin of the symbolic six-pointed star?

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